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The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

The Doors: When You're Strange
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Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Narrator
John Densmore

John Densmore

Himself
Robby Krieger

Robby Krieger

Himself
Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek

Himself
Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Himself
Jim Ladd

Jim Ladd

Himself
Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Himself
Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

Herself


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Tom DiCillo

Tom DiCillo

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A good movie

3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 30 13:45
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Since I'm a big fan of the Doors, I eventually had to watch this flick. Even though there is nothing really new here, I thought the whole thing was rather interesting and works pretty well as a companion piece to "The Doors" of Oliver Stone. Definitely worth a look and a must see for any Doors fan.

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1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 17 17:57
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Nice idea, good archives, but, I would prefer a real explanation of the writing process. I'm a little tired of all that bullshit about 60's and Viet-Nam war. The important is music.
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Description: Director Tom DiCillo's obsession with Jim Morrison and the journey of the Doors to worldwide fame and glory is highly evident in this salutary documentary. There are many incisive insights into this Dionysian singer and poet who took the band's name from a passage by William Blake: "If the doors of perception were cleansed, every ... (more)
Release date: 12 May 2010
Documentary (13), Music (7), The Doors (4), Usa (4), 2000s (4), 2009 (4), Archive Footage (3), Poetry (3), Drugs (3), Philosophy (3), Biography (3), Road Trip (3), Imagination (3), In2011 (2), SnP (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Sort (2), Mustang (2), Doc (2), Blues (2)
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""Composed entirely of original footage from 1966-71, Tom DiCillo's documentary about the Doors filters truth from myth, reveals new insight into Jim Morrison and his bandmates, and captures the essence of the iconic rock group and the era. DiCillo's film pays tribute to the Doors and their music and to a generation's struggle for individuality and authenticity during an unstable and transformative epoch in America." Average Rating: 4/5 Personalized Rating: 3.9/5"


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"Sep 28 @ Netflix A documentary about the short existence of The Doors, one of the best and most influential rock bands ever to have existed. Unfortunately, this documentary doesn't do justice to the band as it doesn't go much beyond a dull re-telling of their story. The problem is that we don't hear much, if anything, from the band itself, all we get is the droning commentary of Johnny Depp. Could and should have been much better."


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""If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite." comments: soon... expectations: - good story about The Doors - great soundtrack expectation rating: 7"


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A good movie

“Since I'm a big fan of the Doors, I eventually had to watch this flick. Even though there is nothing really new here, I thought the whole thing was rather interesting and works pretty well as a companion piece to "The Doors" of Oliver Stone. Definitely worth a look and a must see for any Doors fan.” read more

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"Beautifully edited piece on an iconic band and the times they were living in and how each played crucial parts for one another. "


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"never been a huge fan, but really liked this. Morrison did some real far out shit..fucking madman on acid spinning out of control totally publicly. "


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"The Doors are a good band and this is an okay documentary. That's about it. When You're Strange features some never-before-seen clips of the band in various circumstances, but as far as the historical content is concerned, don't hold your breath - I was familiar with the story even as a casual listener. The document settles for a fairly shallow approach and seems content with recycling old facts. I'm sure it's great for hardcore fans of the band, but I honestly don't see the big deal here. Jim M"


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